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SEATTLE -- The first-ever FreedomHEC started today in Seattle. FreedomHEC is an informal two-day conference discussing hardware issues under Linux; hot on the heels of the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), it offers a chance to see the Linux side of things.
The opening of Beta 2 testing at WinHEC for Windows Vista has once again raised serious questions about Microsoft's ability to keep its promises. We have witnessed up until now the inexhaustible reservoir of excuses coming from MS's officials, who have continuously fed us with plenty of reasons for Vista's delay: they're working on security, they're trying to make it more reliable for business, etc. Although it was initially destined to make its public debut way back in 2002, following years haven't shown us more than small bits of what was to become Microsoft's best product in more than 10 years.
A group of South African game developers will meet in Johannesburg tomorrow to hammer out plans for the development of an open source adventure role-playing game that they hope will reinvigorate South Africa's game development industry.
If desktop search tools like Kat and Beagle are overkill for your needs, then try Docco, a little application designed specifically to index documents and search inside them.
A comprehensive guide to finding, creating and using Ruby resources called gems.
FSMLabs and Infineon Technologies have prototyped a Linux mobile phone running FSMLab’s RTLinux real-time Linux operating system on a single ARM9 core.
A not-for-profit company that uses software written by volunteers is proving a challenge to Bill Gates
Yesterday, Bon Echo Alpha 3 was released as scheduled. This latest milestone of the code that will eventually become Mozilla Firefox 2.0 adds new anti-phishing features and includes support for client-side session and persistent storage as specified by the WHATWG.
Whichever BSD you use, the basics of package management are similar. Each member of the BSD family has a slightly different approach in this area, but all share common themes, as David Chisnall discusses in this article.
Daniel Wallace refuses to go gently into that good night. [I guess some people just enjoy embarrassing themselves. - dcparris]
The Word Trojan virus is reported to have infected only two targets - but it received extensive coverage for a week. Given the limited facts to work with, journalists were left to deal mostly with "what ifs."
“It is a certificate program designed to increase the technical knowledge on Linux and Linux-based solutions,” said A. K. Pani, chairperson of the information systems wing of XLRI, and the coordinator for the course.
Microsoft threw an uppercut at The OpenDocument Format (ODF), saying it was too slow. The ODF Alliance says there's really no way to tell because Microsoft's Open XML isn't even supported by any application.
[A document format is too slow. Nope, still can't make sense of that no matter how many times I read it. -- grouch]
Part 3 of a short series looking at the rise of open content - text, graphics, videos and music - and its relationship to open source.
Oil and gas sector contributes significantly to the linux on blade server and IBM has an edge with 50 per cent of that market share. HP is targeting to enter this market
"Linux has long ceased to be a playground for tinkerers; it's a serious alternative on the commercial market," said Michael Nordschild, managing director of the Nuremberg Association for the ICT Sector.
SuSE plans to conquer the PC next, making Linux a real alternative to Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft market-dominating Windows operating system. "Cost savings there are even greater than on servers," Dyroff says. "Ninety percent can be saved in licensing costs alone, without factoring in the costs of Windows security problems."
Ask anyone what they use their computer for, and "listening to music" will no doubt be high on the list. Regrettably, there aren't any Linux applications designed let us do that. Sure, there are applications designed to accomplish data-centric tasks like "play and manage digital audio files" and "control an FM radio tuner card." These are two very different tasks from a programming standpoint, but interchangeable from the point of view of a user who just wants to listen to music.
The purpose of this article is to put forward a thesis about a general tendency of what is coming worldwide in the near future in political terms, how it is going to come about, and what the revolutionaries should do to promote the changes and to shed light about the best way to do it.
Still, even the worst products deserve recognition (or deprecation). So as we put together our list of World Class winners for 2006, we decided also to spotlight the 25 worst tech products that have been released since PC World began publishing nearly a quarter-century ago.
[Readers should note who had the most "products" on the list - dcparris]
Main benefit of setting transparent proxy is you do not have to setup up individual browsers to work with proxies. This nice and simple guide explains how to setup a transparent proxy with Squid and iptables (DNAT) firewall in three easy steps.
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